Christine Temperess Wharton

Brief Life History of Christine Temperess

When Christine Temperess Wharton was born on 24 January 1882, in Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States, her father, Elijah Wharton, was 38 and her mother, Etha Delinda Stewart, was 30. She married Amos Shorthorn West on 2 October 1899, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. She lived in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States for about 10 years. She died on 1 July 1959, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States.

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Amos Shorthorn West
Christine Temperess Wharton
Marriage: 2 October 1899
Myrtle Ruth West
Delinda Elizabeth West
Mildred Nettie West
Infant Daughter West

Sources (38)

  • Christine Howe in household of Charles Howe, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Washington, King County Delayed Births, 1869-1950
  • Tempers Wharton, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

World Events (8)

1883 · The Mosaic Templar is Founded

The Mosaic Templar is an African American fraternal organization founded in Little Rock. it was founded by former slaves, John Edward Bush and Chester W. Keatts. It was part of a movement that was going on at the time, where everyone was forming fraternities and sororities. The main departments for this one where endowment, monument, analysis, uniform, rank, recapitulation, records, and a juvenile division.


Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning


habitational name from any of various places called Wharton, in Westmorland, Cheshire, and Lincolnshire, or from Warton in Lancashire, Northumberland, and Warwickshire. The Lancashire, Lincolnshire, and Northumberland placenames probably derive from Old English weard ‘watch’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. The Cheshire and Warwickshire placenames derive from Old English wæfre ‘swamp, marshy ground’ + tūn. The Westmorland placename may derive from Old English hwearf ‘embankment, shore, wharf’ + tūn.

perhaps occasionally a habitational name from Wiverton in Nottinghamshire, derived from the Old English personal name Wīgfrith + Old English tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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